Chromatics arose from a need. Back in 1979, commercial photographer Mike Borum was spending $1500/month locally on E6 film processing, but getting poor quality. He really needed better quality and service.
Superior E6 processing would require continuous film flow with careful sensitometry; Mike's volume, alone, couldn't support a processing machine and staff. That required a lab operation with its own identity.... Chromatics!
Chromatics opened on July 5, 1980, offering clean, accurate, consistent E6 processing with 4 hour service, a revolution for Nashville's commercial photographers.
Other high quality services followed, each enhanced by the superior E6 film processing. In 1985, it was Refrema E6 dip & dunk processors and, in 1995, Refremas for B&W and color negative film. The Durst Lambda arrived in 1998 and the Epson Giclee printers have always been continuously upgraded.
A list Nashville of "firsts" from Chromatics would be very long. We've remained passionate about quality and worked to make every new piece of equipment and service the best available.
Our guiding philosophy is that superior equipment, maintained and operated by skilled and conscientious technicians, consistently produces superior work.
Our focus on the development of staff members that demonstrate professional behavior and continuous improvement benefits our customers and enhances our work environment.
Since 1993, Chromatics has used digital tools to enable professional clients to offer their own customers the best of digital imaging.
We share our hard-won knowledge freely and offer services from amazing devices like the Durst Lambda and the Cruse Fine Art scanner. We've invested heavily to maximize the accuracy of the entire digital workflow.
Our promise: We'll always strive to bring the best services to our customers.